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officials have promised the grand prix will go ahead. u.s. president barack obama has criticized republican senators for rejecting gun control legislation. the bill would have extended background checks on gun buyers. victims of gun violence were on hand to witness the bill's defeat. >> those campaigning for tighter gun laws always knew they'd face an uphill battle in congress. even to push through one of the least controversial measures expanding background checks on people who want to buy guns. it got a majority, but still failed because republicans forced what's known as a super majority, 60 votes. >> the amendment is not agreed to. the mother of one gun atrocity victim yelled out her dismay. >> shame on you! >> at the white house, a frustrated president obama blamed the defeat in part on the efforts of pro-gun groups to misrepresent the legislation. willful lies, he called it. >> and unfortunately, this pattern of spreading untruths about this legislation served a purpose. because those lives upset an intense minority of gun owners, and that in turn intimidated a lot of senators. >> joi
: president obama -- >> they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry, even though the bill did the opposite. >> reporter: the president was hopeful that the political climate about gun control was in his favor. following the school shooting massacre in newtown, despite polls showing overwhelming support for the idea, the proposal was rejected. >> we'll return home now, disappointed, but not defeated. we return home with the determination that change will happen. >> reporter: those also hoping for change. oakland's unity council, which deployed safety ambassadors in the fruitvale area. >> the reality that we face every day, i think whatever power we have to get guns off the street is better for us. >> reporter: late today, the nra released a statement saying quote, the amendment would have criminalized certain transfers of firearms for honest citizens, requiring life long family members to get federal permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. frank and julie, the president vows to keep fighting. >>> early this morning, a bipartisan group of sen
as to why we wouldn't do this. >> reporter: president obama -- >> they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry, even though the bill did the opposite. >> reporter: the president was hopeful that the political climate about gun control was in his favor. following the school shooting massacre in newtown, despite polls showing overwhelming support for the idea, the proposal was rejected. >> we'll return home now, disappointed, but not defeated. we return home with the determination that change will happen. >> reporter: those also hoping for change. oakland's unity council, which deployed safety ambassadors in the fruitvale area. >> the reality that we face every day, i think whatever power we have to get guns off the street is better for us. >> reporter: late today, the nra released a statement saying quote, the amendment would have criminalized certain transfers of firearms for honest citizens, requiring life long family members to get federal permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. frank and julie, the president vows to keep fighting. >>> earl
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